This piece of live machinima exemplifies what makes machinima truly distinct from traditional forms of animationits sense of temporal presence. Since machinima films are based off of game engines, graphics are rendered in real-time and do not require frame-by-frame attention as other works of animation do. Given the growing power of graphics engines and the increasing popularity of machinima, we should expect to see many more live machinima performances of this sort in the future.
TITLE: Common Sense Cooking with Carl the Cook
CREATOR: The ILL Clan
GAME: Quake II
GAME DEVELOPER: id Software
GAME PUBLISHER: Activision Publishing, Inc.
GAME ENGINE/MACHINIMA TOOL: Quake II & BeefQuake Mod w/ custom software
RUN TIME: 9:10
DATE: 13 March 2003 (live)
PERFORMERS: John Clavis (Larry Lumberjack), Matt Dominianni (Lenny Lumberjack) and Paul Jannicola (Cook Carl)
Director: Matt Dominianni
Producer: Frank Dellario